Behind The Bubble – Lula Walmsley

We are a fun team made up of an array of exciting personalities. Find out more about the faces behind the team in our Behind The Bubble Q&A.

Lula Walmsley – Account Executive

What was your first job?
I got my first job when I was 15, which was waitressing at my local pub. At one point, in the pub garden we had a whole farm worth of animals from pigs and chickens to goats. In the summer I remember having to chase the chickens around the garden to get them back into their pen. I worked there for seven years and still pop back every now and again for a catch up with the team!

What did you want to be when you were growing up?
When I was growing up I was a huge fan of The Bill (a police drama series). For years I then wanted to be a police officer or a private investigator, I love dogs so was particularly interested in working with sniffer dogs.

Soundtrack of your life?
Reach For The Stars – S Club 7. This song has made it onto every playlist I’ve ever made. Growing up it was my favourite song to play on my Walkman and starred in many a dance routine with friends.

Biggest pet peeve?
My biggest pet peeve would have to be someone using all the hot water in the shower and not telling you. In my opinion there is nothing worse or frustrating!

What is one thing you’re learning and why is it important?
This year I have given myself the goal of learning sign language, I love talking to people and feel that sign language opens those barriers to be able to communicate with more people. I feel this is important as it helps include more people in society, I would at some point in my life be thrilled to see sign language as a language class you can study at school.

Favourite phrase or word; English and another language?
C’est la Vie & bite the bullet

What is your guilty pleasure?
At the minute my guilty pleasure would have to be watching Dancing On Ice every Sunday night with a nice glass of wine, in my opinion it’s the perfect way to end the weekend. I recently found out that Bubble client Monterosa actually developed the Dancing On Ice app, I have been making the most of the platform and getting my votes in. At the minute I would love to see either Perri or Joe win the show!

What is your most used emoji?
😂

Do you have a hidden talent?
I can pour six pints in one go (technically 12). When I was at University I did a bit of bar work, we used to sell these huge two pint steins and were all taught to pour three per hand.

Do you have an industry idol, if so who? And why?
Lara Hogan, the Engineering Director at Etsy is currently my industry idol. Lara is a hug advocate for women in tech and inspired me to have the confidence to pursue a career in such a male dominated industry. Additionally, Lara has a book called ‘Designing For Performance’ – she donates all the proceedings from this book to female non-profit coding initiates which I think is amazing. These initiatives include; Girl Develop It and Black Girls Code.

What is your favourite thing about being a Bubble?
My favourite thing about being a Bubble, aside from being part of such an amazing team is the range of opportunities I have been presented with. From working international trade shows, to attending seminars to expand my industry knowledge, there are countless experiences I have had the privilege of participating in. I have met many inspirational people which had fuelled my passion for pursuing a career in PR. #TeamBubble

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A Few Kind Words...

Meg Travis, Iron Mountain Entertainment Services, Director, Global Head of Marketing & Communications, Entertainment Services

The Bubble team made everything easy at MPTS! From advising before the show, to facilitating client and press conversations during the show, to making recommendations on how to make the most of the connections we made there - we rely on Bubble as a key strategic partner for our sales and marketing teams.

Dan Pike- Covatic

Bubble brought their significant experience of NAB to support Covatic in kicking off a big US push at the Show. Their support was holistic, assisting us before, during and after the show and well appreciated. We had a successful show, gaining high profile new sales leads and even winning a Product of the Year Award - thanks in no small part to Bubble’s assistance with the application An experienced, credible team and a joy to work with.

Éva Szász – Lightware Visual Engineering

We’ve been working with Bubble for a couple of months now and luckily we found a common voice right away. They always have an easy, quick understanding of what we need and are delivering not only the materials we want, but more and more PR opportunities, in a proactive way. Bubble have been instrumental in raising awareness of Lightware in the run up to ISE and did a great job faciliting us onsite at ISE too including securing and conducting press appointments and manning our social accounts.

Paul Weiser – ASG

I have been working with Bubble for the past eight months. I run marketing for Advanced Systems Group based in Northern California. ASG is a technology company focused on providing technology solutions for the Media and Entertainment industry. Our business is broken down into four diverse areas. One of the challenges that Bubble helps me solve is how to market a company with multiple business units, yet still deliver a unified message for our brand. The key benefits that Bubble provides in helping guide our marketing efforts include: Industry knowledge, Expertise in all functional areas of marketing, Client service & Worldwide brand. The first year of working with Bubble has been a great experience. I’m excited to work with the team to see how we build the ASG brand in the future.

Catherine Watling – Visual Data

The Bubble team have been fantastic and the quality of the work is always exceptional – even at short notice. Our work with Bubble has produced some of the best coverage we have ever had!

Mark Forth – CVP

Working with Bubble has been integral to a rapid improvement in the delivery of our PR and communication strategy. The entire Bubble team are always friendly and professional as well as knowledgeable and well-connected. A real joy to work with!

Nik Forman – Masstech

Bubble are a great bunch to have on your team. The whole staff combine high degrees of professionalism and diligence with an impressive depth of industry knowledge and reach, all delivered with huge fun and energy.

Tom Rockhill – Disguise

Since working with Bubble, we have been able to target key industries and sectors in a much more strategic way, which has been instrumental the growth of our business. Bubble is an invaluable part of our team and is really helping us to drive our business presence forward both through PR and at trade shows.

Charlotte Wheeler – The Media Production and Technology Show

Bubble Agency has worked with The Media Production Show for the last few years to provide exhibitor PR to clients and show PR to the wider industry press. We have always been impressed with their professionalism, the ability to tun around requests quickly and run our PR Lounge to a high standard during the show.

Robert Lisman – Primestream

Bubble Agency is made up of hardworking, passionate and caring professionals. They have great knowledge of the PR world, true specialists in the broadcast and video industry and they always have great ideas to increase our exposure.